Queen Bee Shadow Box Card – First Edition Perfect Allusion Papers & First Edition Dies

pollypurplehorse 16 Apr 2018 3 Comments
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The Perfect Allusion papers from First Edition are a lovely mix of patterns invoking a real vintage, textured, distressed look that is versatile and popular.

Here’s my Youtube Video in which I explain the card and products used: https://youtu.be/x0JorvzF3uc

How To:

I really wanted to make a shadow box card shape after watching a Youtube video, so I created the file in my Scan n Cut machine, but you could make one using a Cricut or manually, I’m sure there are instructions for both techniques.  I then had fun cutting, assembling and decorating the card.

The card base itself has been cut using one of the double-sided papers in the 12x12 paper pad, I chose the paper with the wood effect on one side which is the inside of my card.

The frame layer on card front is cut from the brown floral paper and edged with Dovecraft Gold Glitter glue.

I have used the First Edition Bee Themed dies on card and then heat embossed the die cuts using wow embossing powders, a metallic gold for the bee and the sentiment and Golden Flame for the hive.

The wooden flower has been coloured with First Edition makers in shades of brown, orange and yellow.  I let it all dry before heat embossing over with clear embossing powder.

The flowers around the frame have been fussy cut from the textured floral paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I’ve added a matching floral die cut circle to the inside of the card.

Adhesive gems and glitter glue add finishing touches.

Youtube video here: https://youtu.be/x0JorvzF3uc

Products Used:

First Edition Perfect Allusion 12x12 Paper Pad – FEPAD173

First Edition Perfect Allusion 8x8 paper pad – FEPAD174

First Edition Bee Themed Die Set – FEDIE237

Wow Embossing Powder – Metallic Gold Rich – WC04R

Wow Embossing Powder – Golden Flame – WS146R

Dovecraft Premium Textured Cardstock 6x6 – DCPAP074

Dovecraft Glitter Glue – Gold – DCGLI003X15

Simply Creative Adhesive Gems – SCDOT027

Dovecraft Bee Happy Wooden Shapes – DCWDN050

Dovecraft Bee Happy Jewels – DCDOT029


Embossing Inkpad

Clear Embossing Powder

Copper loose glitter

Adhesives: D/S Tape, 3D Foam Pads, clear drying glue


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This great, love the honey colours.



Wow love this, love those papers too.x



Stunning project Angela.x

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